Norwegian Air, which recently announced direct routes to Fort Lauderdale from Stockholm and Copenhagen, said it will begin twice-a-week service between Fort Lauderdale and Oslo Gardermoen (OSL) in late November. Fort Lauderdale departures will be on Mondays and Fridays.
Bring lots of cash
The Lighthouse Bay Resort in Antigua and Barbuda is the most expensive hotel in the Caribbean, according to a new survey conducted by CaribbeanResorts.net and Allinclusiveresorts.net. The rankings are based on each hotel’s average rate for the most affordable double room. The Caribbean’s high travel season of January to March 2013 served as the basis of comparison.
To stay in the Lighthouse Bay this past season, travelers had to spend an average of $2,490 per night. That’s considerably more than the second most expensive hotel, the Amanyara resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands. The No. 2 finisher came in at an average of $2,059 per night. Anguilla’s Sheriva Villa Hotel rounded out the top 3 at an average of $1,914 per night.
Following are the rankings for the other most expensive luxury hotels in the Caribbean. The rates shown reflect the average rate for each hotel’s most affordable double room for the period January 15 to March 30, 2013.
4. Jumby Bay (Antigua and Barbuda) $1,898
5. Le Toiny (St. Barthelemy) $1,812
6. Petit St Vincent (St Vincent) $1,640
7. Sandy Lane (Barbados) $1,597
8. Coco Point Lodge (Antigua and Barbuda) $1,515
9. Jade Mountain Resort (St. Lucia) $1,504
10. Hermitage Bay (Antigua and Barbuda) $1,423.
In the future, white-knuckle fliers may be able to blame those brutally bumpy flights over the Atlantic on greenhouse gases. Turbulence will be stronger and occur more often if carbon dioxide emissions double by 2050, heating up the atmosphere, according to a study by British scientists published last week in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Turbulence is created by atmospheric pressure, jet streams, air around mountains, cold or warm weather fronts, or thunderstorms, among other conditions.
The study by scientists at the universities of Reading and East Anglia said the chances of running into turbulence over the Atlantic will increase 40 percent to 170 percent by the middle of the century, with turbulence strength increasing 10 percent to 40 percent.
In fact, turbulence may already be worse because of climate change, and emissions from airlines are a big contributor, the study said.
“Aviation is partly responsible for changing the climate,” the study said. “But our findings show for the first time how climate change could affect aviation.”